One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken

November 06, 2018 By: Comments
Tagged: Chicken Thighs Chicken Thighs. Thanksgiving Main Dishes Thanksgiving Main Dishes. Chicken Dinner Chicken Dinner. Entrees Entrees. Cranberry Cranberry. Sunday Dinner Sunday Dinner. Roasted Roasted. Holidays & Entertaining Holidays & Entertaining. Chicken Breast Chicken Breast.
35 minutes
28 minutes
Switch things up this Thanksgiving with a one-pan roasted chicken, coated in a sweet marinade and topped with roasted cranberries and fresh herbs.


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  1. Clean the chicken then put it in a baking dish. Place to the side.
  2. Use a food processor or blender to mix together all the ingredients for the marinade until liquefied and smooth.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken thighs, coating evenly.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hrs.
  5. Once the marinade has settled, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  6. Add the extra 1/2 cup cranberries, thyme, and Italian herbs evenly across the chicken dish.
  7. Bake skin side down first for 22 minutes.
  8. While it is baking, mix 1 tablespoon of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.
  9. Remove and turn skin side up. Then coat each chicken skin with the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar mix.
  10. Add more seasoning (like dried herbs, salt, pepper) to the top if desired.
  11. Broil until the skin is crispy and chicken is cooked evenly inside (roughly 5 minutes). If using boneless chicken, total cook time will be roughly 35 minutes.
  12. Spoon the sauce from the pan onto each piece of chicken along with a dash of black pepper.
  13. Serve with the roasted cranberries on top and any extra fresh herbs desired.